Celebrating 59 years of marriage, Clara and Peter Bernard renewed their wedding vows Saturday, Sept. 7 at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church of Payson with Father Ricki officiating. Read more

Aidon Jax LaBonté was born Aug. 28, 2019 to Sherah and Brandon LaBonté of Payson at Banner Payson Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and joins siblings Landon, 3, and Camdon, 1-1/2,… Read more

Pansy Jane Irwin Greer was born and raised in Smokey Valley, Kentucky and later married Manford “Slim” Patrick. They traveled west and ultimately landed in Arizona. Through the years she lived… Read more

Roger and Martha Beckett married May 30, 1954. The couple recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. They say their motto is “A Kiss That Lasts 65 Years.” Their family, including thei… Read more

John and Luann Carpino are delighted to announce the marriage of their daughter, Payson native and 2008 Payson High School graduate, Jessalyn Carpino to Jeffrey Kustusch of Chicago, Ill. An Oc… Read more

Roger and Merie Beeny of Payson celebrate 60 years of marriage on Tuesday, Jan. 22. The couple was married in Phoenix and came to Payson in 1995. They have three children; three grandchildren;… Read more

Rose and Dan Gerard will celebrate 71 happy years of marriage on Sept. 7. They raised four great children, owned a plumbing business on Long Island and also in Tempe, then moved to Payson and … Read more

James and Claudia Eskew of Payson celebrated 56 years of marriage on Aug. 31. The couple was married in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and has four children, seven grandchildren, with an eighth on the … Read more

Roger and Jo Freeman – known around the Rim Country as Santa and Mrs. Claus — celebrated their golden anniversary Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. The couple married in Las Vegas, Nev. on Aug. 6, 1968. T… Read more

Mr. & Mrs. Frank Wilson celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary July 3. Frank married Wyleese in Arkansas while he was on a 1-day leave from the U.S. Marines. They lived in Illinois afte… Read more

Bob and Penny Wells celebrated 60 years of marriage on June 14, 2018. They were residents of Christopher Creek for many years where they were very involved and volunteered for the Christopher … Read more

Two sisters and two brothers recently reunited again after 15 years — Sylvia Sorrentino, Anthony Mancino, Dom Mancino and Mary D’Amico. Read more

Chris Avakian and Suzy Tubbs of Payson married Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 in a private ceremony flying above the Las Vegas Strip in a helicopter. Suzy is president of Payson Community Kids and a … Read more

Canyon Rayne Wilder Straw was born to Jimi and Shaya Straw Jan. 25, 2018 at Central Peninsula Hospital, Soldotna, Alaska. He was 9 pounds, 7.1 ounces at birth and 20 inches long. He joins sibl… Read more

Dale and Arleen Bobb were married Jan. 16, 1988. The couple renewed their vows in celebration of their 30th anniversary on Saturday, Jan. 27 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Phoenix, foll… Read more

Camdon Lee LaBonté was born to Brandon and Sherah LaBonté, Payson, Thursday, Jan. 11 at Banner Payson Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces. He joins Landon, 21 months, at home. Grand… Read more

Christine and Arthur Decker will celebrate 60 years of marriage on Saturday, Dec. 30 at a party with family and friends in Huntington Beach, Calif. The couple met through friends in 1957 when … Read more

Sil and Darlene Egler celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with family and friends at a dinner-dance at Mazatzal Casino. They were married Oct. 26, 1957 in Manchester, Mich. Both were emp… Read more

Kason Tyler Biggs was born Oct. 9, 2017 at Chandler Regional Medical Center to Jennifer and Brian Biggs of Chandler. He weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce at birth. He joins sister Kenna Hailee Biggs, … Read more

Kristin Curtis of Payson, the daughter of Joe and Doreen Martin, also of Payson, is engaged to Riley Woods of Cave Creek, the son of Ned and Patti Woods, also of Cave Creek. The wedding will t… Read more

Ted and Lillian Pettet were married Aug. 31, 1957 in Phoenix. They moved to Flagstaff immediately and lived there until November 1958. After leaving Flagstaff they moved to Payson. They have l… Read more

James and Claudia Eskew of Payson celebrated 55 years of marriage on Aug. 31. The couple was married in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and has four children, seven grandchildren, with an eighth on the … Read more

Dan and Rose Gerard met in April 1946 while Dan had just been discharged from the U.S. Navy after World War II. They married Sept. 7, 1947 and had a big wedding ceremony in Long Island, N.Y. t… Read more

Pete and Jan Hold celebrated 60 years of marriage Sept. 4, 2017. They were married in 1957 and have three children, Denise, David and Richard; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. … Read more

Don and Charlotte Dozier celebrate 50 years of marriage Sept. 7, 2017. They were married Sept. 7, 1967 in Phoenix and moved to Payson in 1978. Their children DeAnna, Donny, Daniel and Cherie w… Read more

Jerry and Jane Haynes of Payson were married 60 years ago Thursday, Aug. 24, 1957 at St. Mary’s Church in Phoenix. They came to Payson in 1968. Jerry worked for APS for 38 years and Jane had H… Read more

The Tricentennial Celebration of Modern Freemasonry was held June 24 when 15 Brothers, with 600 years in Masonry, gathered in a local Payson pub to raise a toast in recognition of the 300th An… Read more

Don Mario Ascoli and Anne (nee Brockmeyer) were united in holy matrimony on April 22, 1967, by Rev. William Bischoff at Trinity Lutheran Church of the Reformation in Bridgeton, Mo. God has ble… Read more

On March 21, 1954 Willadean Pruett and Dewey Sweatt were married at the Phoenix, Ariz. Wedding Chapel. They have three children; 15 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and are expecting thei… Read more

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